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Monday, 26 November 2012

THE “APOCALYPSE” (REVELATION) OF JOHN: THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

       The book of “Apocalypse of John” is the last book of the New Testament canon. It belongs to the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic secretariat a literary genre that emerged in the Second Century BC until the second century AD and contains the hidden revelations secretly in holy persons by God and refers to the end of time. Thus we have the Apocalypse (Revelation) of Enoch, of Baruch, the Ascension of Moses, etc.
   Precisely because of this special style, knew enough controversy as to the genuineness in the first Christian centuries until finally become acceptable toward the end of fourth century AD by the Church as authentic book of the Bible because other ecclesiastical writers was considered as illegitimate and other as genuine, even quoting verses (pieces) than this...